Well hello to all you lovely people out there!
It’s been quite some time since I have updated this here blog! Is there anyone still out there?? Hello??
As it has been awhile, maybe you have thought that I’d put goodness by the wayside. Well, I’m here to update you on quite the contrary! Since I have been back from my Travels of Goodness in South America, I have been working diligently on my newest venture; PROJECT GOODNESS.
What is Project Goodness, you ask? Well let me fill you right in!
Project Goodness is a non-profit organization that I founded. Yep, right now my “title” is founder, executive director, and president. Pretty fancy, huh?
After my travels to South America, combined with the lasting experience of The Good Deed Program with Ms. Good’s students, Project Goodness was born.
Here is a breakdown:
Project Goodness will bring goodness projects into elementary schools, teaching children, our leaders of tomorrow, how to activate their innate goodness. Children will learn the value of selflessness, the power of acts of kindness, and the fact that they truly can make a difference, because “every little bit counts.” During each 10-week program, a group of children will work together to produce a goodness project (e.g. helping animals, homeless, children in need, etc.). While working to achieve this larger goal, children will be learning additional core lessons and values (e.g. teamwork, communication, creativity, sharing, etc.). As they discover their own compassion, they will inspire goodness in those around them (family, friends, schoolmates, etc.). And by having goodness in their consciousness, they will be more cognizant of having a positive impact on our world for years to come.
Project Goodness will be offered to schools free of charge (with budget cuts the way they are, no school would be able to pay for a program like this.) To be able to offer Project Goodness programs is the main reason we have become a non-profit organization. Project Goodness can now be applicable for funding, donations, grants, etc. to keep the programs running.
How can you help, you ask?
Currently Project Goodness is in the running for a $25,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Campaign. This is very exciting, as $25,000 would help fund several Project Goodness programs in different schools. The Pepsi Refresh campaign is a bit of a “popularity contest,” as the idea with the most votes wins the grant money (they are giving away 10 grants at $25,000) but I’m gonna give it my best shot to win it!
Everyday for the entire month of June, you can vote once for Project Goodness to get that grant. The mantra of Project Goodness is “every little bit counts.” That goes for voting too–every vote counts, so please vote, and vote often!
I am asking that YOU help me in my quest to get that $25,000.
Here’s what YOU can do:
1. Take a moment and vote for Project Goodness today http://www.refresheverything.com/projectgoodness
2. Come back everyday for the month of June and vote (you have 10 votes a day–1 on each idea–but there are some other great ideas out there for you to vote on as well) Let me know if you need a daily reminder to vote, and I can make that happen
3. Help spread the word! Pepsi makes it very easy to spread the word about Project Goodness. With the click of a button, you can post to your FB and twitter accounts. You can even get a widget for your blog or feed if you want. Or you can just send a personal message to friends and family on behalf of Project Goodness. The more help in gettin’ the word out, the better chance Project Goodness has of getting that grant!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
I hope this answers where I’ve been, and what I’ve been up to! Just tryin’ to keep that ripple of goodness goin’ for our younger generation for years to come!